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Shepherd School of Music Fellows Conclude Immersion with New York Philharmonic

For the second consecutive year, the New York Philharmonic hosted a group of fellows from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music selected to participate in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program — an immersion in the life of an orchestra musician.

From April 22–30 six fellows, selected by audition, came to New York as Zarin Mehta Fellows, working closely with Philharmonic musicians in one-on-one lessons, mock auditions, and chamber music coaching. They even rehearsed and played alongside Philharmonic musicians in Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra during the subscription concerts April 27 and 29, conducted by The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen. Read More...

Rice University Students Named for Global Academy Fellowship Program

Rice University Shepherd Schoo of Music NY Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship 

Last week, wind, brass, and percussion students at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music auditioned for the opportunity to train and play amongst New York Philharmonic musicians, learning about the life of an orchestra musician from the inside.

Today the six students selected for the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program — the second group of Global Academy Fellows from Rice — were announced: clarinetist John Diodati (25), oboist Tamer Edlebi (28), trumpet player Daniel Egan (25), flutist Kayla Faurie (23), percussionist Robert O’Brien (26), and bassoonist Benjamin Roidl-Ward (24).

The Shepherd School students will travel to New York in April 2017 for a week of immersive activities in all aspects of an orchestral player’s life — including training and playing alongside Philharmonic musicians, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestra's Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence — an experience described by Alan Gilbert as “a window into the real life of the orchestral musician.” It’s all part of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy partnership between Rice’s Shepherd School of Music and the New York Philharmonic, launched in fall 2015.

Congrats and see you in April!

Rice University Shepherd Schoo of Music NY Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Phoebe Bobby Tudor 

Photos: (top, courtesy of Rice University) April 2017 Zarin Mehta Fellows from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music (bottom, by Jennifer Taylor) Rice University president David Leebron and his wife, Y. Ping Sun, and Bobby Tudor — Rice Board Chairman, New York Philharmonic Board Member, and New York Philharmonic Global Academy sponsor — and his wife, Phoebe Tudor

Rice University Fellows Conclude Immersion with New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic recently hosted the first group of Zarin Mehta Fellows from our newest Global Academy partner, the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

From May 22 to May 29 five fellows, selected by audition, worked closely with Orchestra musicians in one-on-one lessons, mock auditions, and chamber music coaching to delve into the working life of an orchestral musician. They even joined the Orchestra in the program conducted by David Robertson, May 26–28!

The Shepherd School is the third partner in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy, which is connecting with institutions worldwide to train pre-professional orchestra musicians of the future by harnessing the Philharmonic’s deep resources for national and international collaborations. From June 11 to 17 students from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy, a Global Academy creation, travel to NYC as the first international Zarin Mehta Fellows, and in July the Philharmonic visits Shanghai for a performance residency and education activities with the Shanghai Orchestra Academy.

Relive the visit through the photos above and Zarin Mehta Fellow Laura Liu's Instagram!

Rice University Fellows Begin Immersion with New York Philharmonic

New York Philharmonic Global Academy 

Five students from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music are in New York City for the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program, described by Music Director Alan Gilbert as “an unparalleled window into the real life of the orchestral musician.”

During their New York residency, which runs through May 29, the Zarin Mehta Fellows train and play alongside Philharmonic musicians under the direction of David Robertson at David Geffen Hall, and rehearse and perform chamber music with Philharmonic musicians. The fellows also participate in mock auditions, take lessons with Philharmonic musicians, attend a seminar by Jennifer Johnson titled “What Every Orchestral Musician Needs to Know About the Body,” tour the Philharmonic Archives, attend concerts, and meet with management. The photo above shows the Fellows in an Orchestra Committee Panel Discussion on May 23.

Violinists Jae-Won Bang, MuChen Jessica Hsieh, and Laura Liu; violist Sergein Yap; and double bassist Caleb Quillen make up the latest group of Zarin Mehta Fellows, selected by audition in the fall of 2015 when Philharmonic musicians traveled to Rice to teach, also as part of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy partnership between the Philharmonic and the Shepherd School of Music.

Follow along at home through Zarin Mehta Fellow Laura Liu's excellent Instagram account:

 

(Top Photo: Chris Lee)

Shepherd School of Music Students Named for Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program

Last week, students at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music auditioned for the rare opportunity to spend a week sitting among Philharmonic musicians, learning on the job.

Today the seven lucky students selected for the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program were announced: violinists Jae-Won Bang (29), MuChen Jessica Hsieh (22), and Laura Liu (23); violist Sergein Yap (27); cellist Abraham Feder (30); and double bassists Andrew Pedersen (22) and Caleb Quillen (24).

The students will travel to New York in May 2016 for a week of immersive activities in all aspects of an orchestral player’s life — including training and playing alongside Philharmonic musicians — an experience described by Alan Gilbert as “a window into the real life of the orchestral musician.” It’s all part of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy partnership between Rice’s Shepherd School of Music and the New York Philharmonic.

Congratulations!

Philharmonic Announces Partnership with Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music

Houston, we have a partner. 

We are thrilled that Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music will be the third partner in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy, collaborations with institutions worldwide to train the orchestra musicians of tomorrow. 

Under the partnership, taking place next season, a group of Rice string students will travel to New York in May 2016 to train and play with the Philharmonic as Fellows in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program, and Philharmonic musicians will travel to Houston to present master classes at The Shepherd School of Music in fall 2015.

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